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1956 Republic fighter by Alexander Kartveli

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Nice looking, not sure of designation or purpose. Possibly STOL?

http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=82FzAAAAEBAJ
 

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Nice! But the tail unit seems ridiculously small to me... any experts on aeronautics around here who could tell us more on this?
 

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Most of the mass is up front and it has a long tail boom. The tail doesn't need to be huge.
 

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overscan said:
Nice looking, not sure of designation or purpose. Possibly STOL?

http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=82FzAAAAEBAJ

The exhaust right on the CG is a good indication of that. It looks like the intakes are split into two separate parts. I wonder why...
 

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The profile of the fuselage looks similar to the Bertin 8 D.V.1 design
and at the extreme tail, puffer jets seem to be visible. Would they
be needed for STOL, or maybe its a VTOL/VSTOL design ?
 

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Call me crazy, but I think I see two nozzles stacked vertically per side on the patent side view. You can also see that the intake is split into two sections. At first i thought it was just a structural support, but now i think they might be there to separate the flow going to two different engines. I cannot provide an explanation... ???
 

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Could it be something like the top nozzles remaining straight for horizontal flight, and the bottom nozzles rotating downwards for STOL capability?
 

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I love his work very much!
 

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